Sun, 28 October 2018
PEEP THE NEW PATREON PREMIUM
MUSICAL GUEST: CLOUD NOTHINGS
THE HUMAN GUEST
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE NAMES TEAM OF THE WEEK:
THE BEST OF DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE - PART 5
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DOUG BIRD
Thu, 25 October 2018
RELAX. THIS WILL ALL BE OVER SOON.
MUSICAL GUEST: TVAM
THE BASEBALL THINGS, with the LA Times' Andy McCullough
MINOR LEAGUE NAMES TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE BEST OF DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE - PART 4 -- ALL DSL MARLINS EDITION!!
Honorary: pitching coach Freddery Arias
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: FERNANDO MOTHERFUCKING VALENZUELA
Sun, 21 October 2018
SORRY, WE DON'T MAKE THE RULES.
MUSICAL GUEST: mewithoutyou
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE NAMES TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE BEST OF DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE - PART 3
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: TED MARTINEZ
Mon, 8 October 2018
WHAT'S UP, NERDS
MUSICAL GUEST: LOW
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE NAMES TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE BEST OF DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE - PART 2
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: BOB HORNER
Wed, 26 September 2018
Did you know a baseball weighed 145 grams? Yeah, neither did we.
MUSICAL GUEST: HOLY FAWN
THE BASEBALL THINGS
YOUR DUMB EMAILS
MINOR LEAGUE NAMES TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE BEST OF DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE - PART 1
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: SCOTT LOUCKS
Scott Loucks like a cop.
Thu, 13 September 2018
HELLO, WORLD WIDE WEB
This is your show, ya filthy animals. Enjoy it, or don't. We don't give a hoot.
MUSICAL GUEST: Mitski - Be the Cowboy
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE NAMES TEAM OF THE WEEK: FORT MYERS MIRACLE
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eric Soderholm
Wed, 5 September 2018
We're back after a hiatus! We apologize for the radio silence. Here is some garbage for your ears.
MUSICAL GUEST: JESUS PIECE
Only Self is out now.
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Florida Fire Frogs
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Division
Scrabble Fails Division
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: George Theodore
Thu, 16 August 2018
We had a killer interview with Jason Wojciechowski but it got eaten by the void and we feel sad for you because it was really good and funny. Anyway, sorry. We're gonna try it again sometime.
MUSICAL GUEST: FOXING
Nearer My God is out now.
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Bowie Baysox
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bud Anderson
Our large adult son, Karl Adam “Bud” Anderson, appeared in 64 games over two seasons with the Cleveland Indians (82 & 83), and posted a record of 4-10, with a 3.68 ERA, and a 114 ERA+. And that’s not all that bad (or not as bad as most of the players we feature in this segment), which is why it’s a little odd that he just up and vanished after two seasons. Surely there has to have been a market for burly, walrus-faced, ball-throwing relief mammals at that time. Alas, Bud retired and became an assistant baseball coach at WT Clarke High School in East Meadow, NY. While it’s not the destiny we’d hoped our glazed, mustachioed ham in a baseball uniform would reach, it is a perfect place for that 80-grade DADHAT to end up.
Thu, 26 July 2018
MUSICAL GUEST: LLNN
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: SALEM-KEIZER VOLCANOES
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Frank Tepedino
Thu, 19 July 2018
HELLO, BASEDBALL FANS
MUSICAL GUEST: VEIN
“Errorzone” is out now.
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: WEST VIRGINIA BLACK BEARS
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: BRICK SMITH
Brick Dudley Smith was NOT A COP, but was rather a first baseman for the Seattle Mariners for about all of 15 minutes in 1987 and 88.
Sun, 8 July 2018
HELLO, BASEDBALL FANS
MUSICAL GUEST: THE ARMED
"Only Love" is out now.
THE BASEBALL THINGS
BAD BALLPARK FOOD OF THE WEEK:
The Erie SeaWolves released a new food creation: The cotton candy hot dog. It is fucking gross and I hate it.
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Spokane Indians
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Don Stanhouse
Tue, 19 June 2018
HELLO, BASEDBALL FANS
MUSICAL GUEST: BRIGID MAE POWER
The Two Worlds is out now.
YOUR DUMB EMAILS
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Biff Pocoroba
Wed, 6 June 2018
HELLO, BASEDBALL FANS
MUSICAL GUEST: THE FORMS
HUMAN GUEST: Dave Lozo of Vice Sports and the Puck Soup Podcast!
THE BASEBALL THINGS
BAD BALLPARK FOOD OF THE WEEK: Norfolk Tides “Oriole Dog”
Thanks to our buddy and Patreon supporter Neil for letting us know about this abomination that is available at Harbor Park. It’s a hotdog with mac & cheese and crabmeat for some reason. He called it the best worst stadium food and actually said it was delicious. Please discuss.
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: CHARLESTON RIVER DOGS
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MIKE CUBBAGE
Mon, 28 May 2018
HELLO, SPROTS FANS
MUSICAL GUEST: WAND. "PERFUME" is out now.
THE BASEBALL THINGS
Five teams on pace to lose 100 games
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Cedar Rapids Kernels
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MARVIS FOLEY
Marvis Edwin Foley, was a backup catcher who played in part of five seasons with the White Sox and Rangers in the early 80s. He was mostly unremarkable, aside from his name (which sounds more like he should be one of Aretha Franklin’s backup singers than a baseball playist). His glorious caucasian afro was markable, however. Over his illustrious career, he was worth -1 win, mashed 12 taters, had an OPS+ of 72 (not good), and racked up frequent flier miles shuttling between his big league club and the minors. After reading his name, I was stunned to find out that he was actually a burly, hairy, white dude from Kentucky. See: Reggie Willits, Reggie Cleveland, etc.
Marv is currently the roving catching instructor for the Colorado Rockies, and was previously a very successful MiLB coach, as he is the only manager to win titles in all three AAA leagues.
Wed, 23 May 2018
HELLO, SPROTS FANS
MUSICAL GUEST: Beach House - 7
HUMAN GUEST: C Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK
Down East Wood Ducks (A - TEX)
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: PAUL REUSCHEL
Mon, 14 May 2018
Let's talk to it.
MUSICAL GUEST: This Is the Kit. Moonshine Freeze is out now on Rough Trade.
HUMAN GUEST: Andy McCullough (again). It worked this time!!
THE BASEBALL THINGS
MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Buies Creek Astros
Wee Harry Chappas ... and a twist.
Wed, 9 May 2018
We were really excited to talk to Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times, but sadly the interview was not recorded. Apologies to Andy and also to you, because Andy was great and funny and oh god i want to crawl into a hole. Technology is the worst!!
MUSICAL GUEST: Pianos Become The Teeth.
Minor League Names Team of the Week - Lansing Lugnuts
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mario Mendoza
Mendoza was monumentally shitty, and we salute him.
Mon, 30 April 2018
BAD BROADCASTER BRACKET UPDATES
GUEST: Keith Law, ESPN
Minor League Names Team of the Week: Akron Rubber Ducks
OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: LOWELL PALMER
Support us on Patreon! Tell a friend! Or don't!
Mon, 23 April 2018
Minor League Names Team of the Week - Dayton Dragons
THE OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS:
Separated at birth?
Mon, 16 April 2018
Minor League Names Team of the Week: Lancaster JetHawks
Strong SEC names on this team, plus a famous rock star guitarist (sort of).
THE OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS:
Mon, 9 April 2018
Hellos & Housekeepings
This episode is dedicated to the memory of our friend Caleb Scofield. He made amazing music and we were lucky to have him in our lives.
If you can, please give something is his memory at https://www.youcaring.com/jenscofield-1149130.
The bumper music from this episode is:
Rest easy, Caleb.
From Canada and elsewhere.
The Baseball Things
The Old School Player of the Week Is...
Dwight Vern Bernard
Wed, 4 April 2018
After a completely unplanned and unnecessary two-year hiatus we have returned to fill your ears with our special brand of baseball and music-related audio garbage. You’re very welcome.
BIG NEWZ: WE HAVE A PATREON NOW.
Please check it out and donate if you are able! Thanks and we love you.
Now... on to the show!
Wherein we attempt to update you on what happened over the last two years and make sense of the crazy new hell world in which we find ourselves. Baseball helps.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
This is a bit self-serving, but we're really proud of "Strangled Light," the Less Art album. Listen to and purchase the record on Bandcamp, or wherever you consume your music.
THE BASEBALL THINGS
A BRIEF CHAT WITH:
David J. Roth, widely regarded as one of the world's greatest living coin magicians.
THE OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Doug Gwosdz, Padres
Wed, 13 July 2016
Hello! It is we, the based ball mens. We made sound thing for you! It unfold like this:
- The Open, where we are a total mess.
- The Email o’ the Week: Ritchie (@ritchieage) wonders if we actually need to be told that dinged dongs are going "back" before they are "gone."
- The Baseball Things:
- The Old School Player o’ the Week is:
RANDY "JUNKMAN" JONES
“Junkman” earned the nickname because of his filthy sinker, not his literal junk. He’s the proud owner of some plus #DADLAP, plus #DADHAT (when he actually wore one) and some elite locks that fall somewhere between Richard Simmons merm and Phil Spector’s beehive.
Jones was born in Fullerton and went to Chapman University, was a 5th round selection of the Padres in 1972, made his big league debut in 1973, was a 20-game winner and All-Star in 1975, a 22-game winner, All-Star and CY Young Award winner in 1976, and fell off a cliff (not literally) quickly thereafter. That was due in large part to the Padres being exceedingly shitty from 1976 to 1980 (and beyond). He had a 2.24 ERA (3.23 FIP) in ‘75, and won 22 games and pitched 25 complete games in ‘76. Jones was traded to the Mets in 1981 and no longer a MLB player by 1983.
After his playing career he coached young players (Barry Zito being the most prominent), opened a couple restaurants, started a catering company – Randy Jones Buckboard Catering – and has his own BBQ sauce.
Tue, 5 July 2016
Whoa, we're back! For now. Here's what happen(s)(ed):
- The show open, with Not Jose Mota!
- The Musical Guest: The Drones. Buy "Feelin' Kinda Free" here.
- The Email of the Week: Which players should have dreadlocks?
- The Baseball Things:
- The Old School Player of the Week is:
Henry Acosta Cruz was outfielder and pinch hitter for the Dodgers and White Sox from 1975 to 1978. In 310 career ABs, Cruz hit .229 w/ 8 HR and 34 RBI, which explains why his MLB career was so short lived. Following his glory days, he spent 4 years in the Mexican league, 10 years and a scout for the Indians, and (according to Wikipedia) he is currently the director of the Dodgers’ baseball academy in the Dominican.
Mon, 11 April 2016
Welcome to the second episode of the new leaner, meaner, and more in-betweener Productive Outs PRODcast. Here's what's in store for ye:
The Email o' the Week: Zak writes in to discuss baseball and music.
The Baseball Things.
The Old School Player of the Week is:
This is a deeeeep cut. Sharts, whose name is a sentence, never played in the big leagues, but spent six years in the Philadelphia Phillies organization as a middling left-handed reliever between 1985 and 1990. He spent two years at AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre, and posted decent numbers, but never got the call … which is probably a good thing because and announcer saying “Steve Sharts on the mound for the Phillies” would have broken the Internet before the Internet even existed.
He also looks an awful lot like Thomas Middleditch from Silicon Valley and Tom Kenny from Mr. Show (and Spongebob).
Tue, 5 April 2016
Hello, this is the new and (hopefully) improved PRODcast – an easy-to-digest nugget of baseball and music that should pass through your system without causing bloating, headaches and/or abdominal discomfort. It’s like the All-Bran of podcasts.
Musical Guest: WHITE DENIM. Buy it here.
Email from an Internet Superhero
BASEBALL IS BACK! (Have you heard of it?)
Our picks to win each division + wild card teams
Things we’re excited about/not excited about seeing this season
Old School Player of the Week: Tito Fuentes
Fuentes spent 13 seasons in the bigs as a 2B, SS, 3B with the Giants, Padres, Tigers and A’s, and posted a career OPS+ of 82 and batting average of .268. And while his sub-replacement level play is a fine reason to pick him as the OSPOTW, it’s not the real reason we picked him. We picked him because he is both a card carrying member of the “windbreaker underneath the uniform” club, and the founder of the why the fuck are you wearing a headband?” Club. Sometimes he wears the headband under his hat, sometimes it’s over the hat, sometimes it’s just a solid color band, sometimes he writes TITO in sharpie on the headband. It’s curious, confusing, and mostly dumb.
Thu, 12 November 2015
This is it! The last show of 2015. Thanks for hanging out with us this season. Y'all made it fun. And weird.
(0:00-3:21) The Open
(8:03-25:27) Emails from the Internet's True Heroes
(26:07-1:03:44) The Human Guest: Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star talks Gordo, Locain, Yost, and indie rock (?)
(1:04:17-1:19:49) Some baseball things that happened today, who cares
(1:20:30-1:27:25) The final Old School Player of the Week of 2015 is...
Ken Reitz, who was nicknamed “Zamboni” because he scooped up grounders on Busch Stadium’s artificial turf, spent 11 years in the bigs (he gets a MLB pension!) as a third baseman with the Cards (twice), Cubes, Giants and Pirates. In those 11 years, while playing a position dominated by quality offensive player, he hit .260, with an abysmal .290 OBP, and .359 slugging. (That’s a .649 OPS if you’re keeping score at home and aren’t good at maths.) Reitz won a gold glove in 1975, and was an All-Star in 1980 despite posting a -0.7 bWAR that year. WAR was not a friend of Ken’s, as he finished his career with whopping -3.2 wins above replacement.
A #FUNFACT from Wikipedia: Reitz was not known for his base running speed. This is reflected in one dubious Major League record. Reitz holds the record for most career plate appearances (5079) among non-catchers who finished their careers with fewer walks than times he grounded into a double play.
That explains that anemic OBP, I suppose.
Wed, 28 October 2015
This is the last show of the actual season, as we'll take next week off to mourn the profound loss of baseball and play some rock shows. Back in 2 weeks though!
(0:00-4:21) The open, where we tell you what's in store and commiserate about our intern situation.
(9:15-27:49) Emails from Canada’s best inbox-stuffers
(28:25-45:12) The baseball things
(45:45-51:05 ) Musical advice: How do you practice playing the drums when you ain't got no drums?
(51:05-56:34) This week's Old School Player of the Week is:
I had to go with a Royals player this week, and while Buddy Biancalana, Steve Balboni or Pete LaCock would have been a better (and more obvious) choice, I decided to go with the lesser-known Lynn Jones. Jones spent eight years in the bigs between 1979 and 1986, and won a ring with the Royals in ‘85 as a 32-year-old extremely shitty outfielder. (He had a 44 OPS+ that season.) In those eight years and almost 1000 ABs, Jones hit seven bombs, drove in 91 runs, slugged .321, and posted a -2.2 bWAR. Looking at his pics, you’d have to think that they kept him around solely because of his 80-grade DADGLASSES. (He might be crosseyed, which would explain a lot.)
After his playing career ended, Jones went on to coach in both the minors and majors, most recently in 2004 & 2005 with the Red Sox (dude’s got two rings!), and is now a coach at his alma mater, Thiel College (which may or may not be a real school).
Thu, 22 October 2015
It's almost the Whirled Serious and we are MURPHING so hard rn.
(0:00-6:00) The open, where we give you the show rundown and the latest on the OLiver saga.
(10:18-21:50) Emails from the Internet’s Best Typists
(22:24-48:33) The human guest: David Roth of Vice Sports
(49:20-1:18:35) The baseball things
(1:19:07-1:25:31) This week's Old School Player of the Week is:
Rick Sweet, who was taken in the 3rd round of the 1975 MLB draft, spent three years in the bigs as a catcher for the Padres, Mets and Mariners. In 272 career games, he hit .234 with 6 HR and 57 RBI, a .584 OPS and a 63 OPS, which was good for a -0.1 bWAR. He’s been a minor league manager for many years, most recently as the skipper for the Nashville Sounds in 2014 & 2015 (the AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers).
Direct download: PRODcast_121_-_WE_ARE_MURPHING_SO_HARD_RIGHT_NOW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm PDT
Wed, 14 October 2015
Can you even after today's Jays-Rangers game? We can't! But we try. Because we must.
(0:00-7:08) The Open
(11:00-29:10) The Emails
(29:38-46:18) The Human Guest: Mauricio Rubio of Baseball Prospectus and BPWrigleyville
(46:50-1:02:40) The Baseball Things:
(1:02:40-1:08:21) The Old School Player of the Week is:
a suggestion of Erick B - @ebenSF on Twitter, I went with Rafael Ramirez. He has a 60 FRO, 60 CREEPSTACHE, 60-65 DADHAT, a 70 DADLAP, and looks either completely terrified or totally confused in most photos I’ve found of him.
Ramirez spent 13 years in the bigs with the BARVES and Astros primarily as a SS, finished with negative WAR in six of those 13 seasons, and somehow finished 16th in the NL MVP vote after posting a 7 HR, 58 RBI season with a .705 OPS and 2.1 WAR. And he was an All-Star in 1984 even though he finished that season with 2 HR, 48 RBI and a .621 OPS. His Wikipedia page notes that he lead the league in double plays for four straight years (which is great because that’s not a stat that matters at all). He was basically a worse Neifi Perez with better hair and a much more interesting face.
Thu, 8 October 2015
(0:00-3:00) The open!
(13:20-29:00) Emails from the Internet
(29:35-52:00) The Baseballs: Playoffs, Personnel Changes, and Other Sundries
(53:00-1:0:00) Old School Player of the Week:
Not to be confused with the country singer and actor of the same name.
80 Creepstache, 70 Deathgaze, 60 Merm/Mullet, 60 DADHAT (during the Phillies years, it looks like he kept his hat in the trunk of his car or stuffed between the cushions on his sofa)
If you stare into Jerry Reed’s dead eyes for long enough you will begin to feel your soul crater. Early in his career, he had a strong “Creepy Uncle” vibe, but developed a strong 80s cop/extra on the show “CHiPs” look towards the end of it.
Reed pitched in parts of nine seasons with the Phillies, Indians, Mariners and Red Sox from 1981 to 1990, appeared in 238 games (all but 12 in relief), and posted a 20-19 record with a 3.94 ERA, 4.15 FIP and a 1.354 WHIP and 18 saves.
Via Diamond Mines scouting report from 1988, he was described as a journeyman pitcher with mostly average stuff: 5 FB, 5 SL, 5 CH, 4 control. The perfect replacement-level arm.
Thu, 1 October 2015
Hello! We can no longer SPROTS. Can you too?
(0:00-4:55) The open, featuring our first ever sponsor: fandrool.com!
(4:55-7:05) Musical Guest: Chvrches. Buy Every Open Eye here.
(7:45- 24:15) Emails From The Internet
(25:00-52:52) The Baseballs - Playoffs, Unwritten Rules & Stuff
(53:32-1:00:40) Musical Advice From These Guys
Do I go down the route of just getting a guitar and teaching myself via YouTube videos, websites and books or do I get lessons?
I found a guy who sucked. Craig Skok.
Craig Skok has an 80 Name, 80 DADHAT, and 60 DADLAP, and is a card-carrying member of the windbreaker-under-the-uniform club. He spent a portion of four seasons in the major leagues as a left-handed reliever with the Red Sox, Rangers and Barves. Craig Skok was not very big, weighing in at 190, but his length appealed to scouts. Craig Skok is hard to accurately describe given his short time in majors. Craig Skok disappeared in 1977, when he was released didn’t play baseball at all. In 150 career innings, he went 4-7 with a 4.86 ERA.
And his middle name is Richard.
Wed, 9 September 2015
This week's episode is a short sharp shock to your Matt Harvey-fatigued brain. Get in, get out, get back to work.
(0:00-5:50) The open, and our musical guest: MICHAEL FREAKING McDONALD
(6:30-24:44) The emails
(25:13-42:48) The baseball things:
(42:35-49:27) THe old School Player of the Week Is:
This is the only known photo of Bob and his 70-grade DADHAT, DADGLASSES, STORKNECK, and PORNSTACHE. Bob was a lanky OF who played in 20 games for the Royals in 1980. In 26 career ABs he posted a .308 BA w/ two doubles, a bomb, seven RBI and a stolen base. And that was it. After spending 8 seasons in the minors, he sniffed the bigs for 20 games, played one more season at AAA Omaha in 1981 and hung ‘em up at age 26.
Wed, 12 August 2015
Welcome to the almost-all-email edition. If this show sucks, you have only yourselves to blame!
We'll probably take a haitus after this one, as real life is inflicting itself upon us. We hope to be back soon!
(0:00-3:15) The open
(7:10-27:20) Email segment 1
(28:05-57:36) Emails segment 2
(58:10-1:07:47) The baseball things:
(1:08:24-1:21:10) Musical advice
(1:21:10-1:27:20) And the Old School Player of the Week is:
Al Cowens grades out as follows: DADHAT, 70 AFRO, 60 DADLAP, 70 DADGLASSES
Born in Compton, he could pass for Humpty Hump from Digital Underground in a baseball uniform. He looks confused as hell in most photos which is probably due in large part to this …
Cowens was drafted in the 75th round of the 1969 MLB draft, but managed to play 13 seasons in the bigs with the Royals, Angels, Tigers and Mariners as a right fielder. He peaked with the Royals in 1977 at age 25, posting an .885 OPS, w/ 23 HR & 112 RBI, a bWAR of 5.3, a second place finish in the AL MVP voting and a Gold Glove. He never sniffed that kind of production again and died of a heart attack at age 50. Baseball and life are weird things.
A notable feud started between Cowens and Texas Rangers reliever Ed Farmer early in the 1979 season. In the May 8 game at Arlington Stadium, a Farmer pitch thrown in the top of the 5th inning fractured Cowens' jaw and broke several teeth; Cowens would miss 21 games. Farmer also hit Cowens' teammate Frank White in the same game and broke his wrist and caused him to miss 33 contests. The following year, in a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park on June 20‚ 1980‚ Cowens (now a Detroit Tiger) hit an infield grounder against Farmer (pitching for the White Sox). While Farmer watched his infielder make the play, Cowens ran to mound and tackled the pitcher from behind, instead of running to first base; getting in several punches before the benches cleared and the two were separated. Cowens was suspended for 7 games and a warrant was issued for his arrest in Illinois‚ forcing him to skip the remainder of the series. Later Farmer agreed to drop the charges in exchange for a handshake‚ and the 2 players brought out the lineup cards before the game on September 1. However, future appearances for Cowens in Chicago were greeted with a "Coward Cowens" banner.
Related: Ed Farmer seems like a dick.
Mon, 3 August 2015
We have a wonderful, semi-Canadian-themed episode for you this week! We hope you enjoy it.
(0:00-5:10) The open
(10:18-22:13) Generally baseball-themed emails from non-Canadians with bonus Heavy Metal Bands to Jack Off To segment
(46:57-1:09:14) The baseball stuff. Mostly trade-related, with some bonus other nonsense.
(1:09:52-1:14:44) This week's Old School Player of the Week is:
70 Merm, 70 DADGLASSES, 30 stache, 60 DORKHAT
Mueller was a brutish 6’4”, 220 lb. reliever who pitched in two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers (1978 & 1981). In those two seasons, he pitched in six games, logged 14 ⅔ innings, posted a 6.14 ERA and a 1.773 WHIP. He spent 10 years toiling in the minors before hanging up his spectacles after the 1983 season at age 26.
Mueller’s claim to fame is that he played the Duke, a menacing Yankees reliever, in the movie Major League. He’s now the pitching coach at Concordia University of Wisconsin.
Wed, 29 July 2015
Your favorite player probably got traded this week.
(0:00-4:30) The open.
(7:45-17:30) Emails from people named Chris.
(18:15-40:45) Baseball things:
(41:17-46:40) Musical advice: If you choose to sit down at a show, have you given up on life?
(46:40-53:40) This week's Old School Player of the Week is:
I discovered this gem last week and couldn’t resist the urge to flood our Twitter feed with pics and things Mike Proly did. Some of my favorites …
Mike Proly could very easily pass for one of Will Forte’s SNL characters, and he is truly one of the saddest, mouselike humans to ever grace a baseball card. He’s got a 60 DADHAT, a plus plustache, 70 70s hair and 80 chest hair. Proly pitched in the bigs for seven seasons (from 1976 to 1983) with the Cards, White Sox, Phillies and Cubes, primarily as a reliever. He walked 195 batters and struck out 185 in 545 ⅔ innings, and had a career WHIP of 1.330. Proly is quoted extensively in a 1985 article from the Chicago Tribune on spitballs, Vaseline balls and ball-scuffing. Apparently he did all of those things to no avail. He now sells insurance.
Mon, 20 July 2015
(0:00-6:06) The open
(6:40-30:06) The non-Canadian emails. Stream "Opposite Field" here.
( 30:40-50:57) The baseball things.
(1:13:17-1:19:50) The Old School Player of the Week:
55 (70 ceiling) DADHAT, 70 DADGLASSES, PLUS-PLUSTACHE, and apparently he cloned his mustache and replaced his eyebrows with it.
Dennis Lamp played 16 MLB seasons with the Cubes, White Sox, Blue Jays, A’s, Red Sox and Pirates. His peak years (1978-1980) were spent as a middling starter, but he spent the remainder of his career as a mediocre arm out of the pen. He is responsible for surrendering Lou Brock’s 3000th hit, as well as Cal Ripken Jr.’s first MLB hit.
Direct download: PRODcast_113_-_Dennis_Lamp_Would_Like_to_Sell_You_Some_Cod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT
Thu, 9 July 2015
Don't get it twisted: Failure is ALWAYS an option.
(0:00-4:23) The open
(12:20-31:45) Electronic mail from weirdos
(32:15-59:30) Pipin'-hot baseball takes
(1:00:08-1:05:10) Musical advice: What next for a new band, play shows or record?
(1:05:10) This week's OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS...
An 80-grade name. A 60 - 70 mustache. 50 DADHAT. And a 70 horn player. Fanzone played five years as a utility player and pinch hitter in the bigs with the Red Sox and Cubes. Traded to the Cubes in 1971 for Phil Gagliano, which is the most Italian trade. Never played in more than 86 games in a season, has 20 career bombs, -0.8 WAR. Fanzone became a jazz flugelhorn player after his baseball career ended.
Direct download: PRODcast_112_-_Failure_Is_Not_An_Option_Unless_You_Want_To_Listen_To_Them.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT
Wed, 1 July 2015
Man, those Angels. What a shitshow, amirite? Anyway. Here's the show.
(0:00-4:20) The open
(9:45-20:20) The emails
(21:00-50:40) The baseball things
(51:10-1:00:20) Musical advice: touring vs. fests, pro's and cons
(1:00:20-1:05:52) This week's The Old School Player of the Week is ...
This potato-headed, windbreaker-under-the-jersey, plus-DADHAT-sporting weirdo is a true gem. I’m guessing his hat is a size 8 ¾. And that pose he’s fond of striking … it’s like a half pre-creepy hug, half creepy uncle-pretends-to-be-the-boogeyman kinda thing. 100% NOT a baseball move. 100% weird.
His nickname was “Huevo”, which one can only assume must be a nod to his giant dome, rather than his one gigantic testicle. (Not true.) Huevo played seven years (for six different teams) as a long reliever/spot starter in the majors before heading to Mexico for seven years. He returned to the bigs with the Dodgers at age 39 and appeared in 15 games.
Career totals: 32-33, 3.36 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 1.315 WHIP, and 1 HR on May 30, 1980 vs. the White Sox.
Wed, 27 May 2015
Hey, y'all! We're back from turrrr and ready to talk about baseball. Have some!
(0:00-2:40) The open
(8:30-27:20) The emails
(28:00-59:30) The baseball things
(1:00:00-1:09:05) Musical advice: Balancing creative endeavors and "real life" -- can it be done?
(1:09:05-1:12:05) The Old School Player of the Week:
70 grade DADGLASSES, 70 grade DADHAT, 80 grade DADLAP, 80 grade TOOTHGAP
Can we be certain that this isn’t an alias for Ron Washington? A Dave Chapelle character? A figment of our imagination?
Thomas played 15 seasons for the Astros, Padres, Giants, Dodgers, Expos, Angels and Phillies as a 2B, SS and OF. He had a career average of .249, OPS of .649, OPS+ of 84, a career WAR of 6.6. Thomas was a part of the Dodgers’ WS championship team in ‘81, holds the unique distinction of playing every position (except pitcher) in the bigs, and currently coaches at the Adrenaline Athletic Training Center in Riverside, CA.
Direct download: PRODcast_110_-_We_Are_Currently_Occupying_The_Space_Between_Derrel_Thomas_Front_Teeth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm PDT
Mon, 4 May 2015
As the title suggests, this week's show is all about the Phillies.
(:40-2:33) The open, wherein we lay out our thesis statement
(7:20-19:18) Your emails get read
(47:32-1:01:40) The Baseball Topics:
(1:02:22-1:08:20) The Old School Player of the Week:
80 DADHAT, 70 CREEPSTACHE, 70 DADLAP
10 years in the bigs as a MIF with the Pirates, Indians, Mariners and Cubes. Career WAR of 1.8, OPS of .608.
Mon, 27 April 2015
Unlike our usual shows, this one is actually good! We encourage you to listen.
(0:00-3:48) The open
(4:20-8:15) The musical guest: SQUAREPUSHER. Buy "Damogen Furies" here.
(8:15-22:57) Email from around North America
(23:24-49:44) A discussion with Jess Spector of The Sporting News
(50:20-1:20:10) The baseball topics
(1:20:37- 1:30:05) The Old School Player of the Week:
70 DADGLASSES, 70 DADHAT, 70 DADLAP, 60 STACHE
Kusick, who looks like he won an invite to baseball fantasy camp, was an honest to goodness MLB player from 1973-79 with the Blue Jays and Twins. A 1B/DH, he posted a career average of .235, 105 OPS+, and 3.8 WAR. He also pitched in a game for the Blue Jays in 1980, a 24-2 loss to the California Angels, and went 3 ⅔ innings and giving up 2 ER on three hits (one of which was a bomb). If you were to see a photo of him at any point in his career, “professional athlete” would be about the 278th occupation you’d peg him as having.
Kusick is now deceased, but will remain awesome forever.
Mon, 20 April 2015
We did that thing again!
(0:00-3:11) The open
(9:30- 31:25) Emails from Mostly Canadians
(31:53-1:01:58) The baseball blather
(1:02:24-1:16:41) Ask Two Idiots about Music. Bennett asks about the mechanics of reunions and times we've almost died at shows.
(1:17:11-1:24:23) THE OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
60 DADHAT, 70 CREEPSTACHE, 70 DADGLASSES, 80 TOOTHGAP, 50 70’s HAIR
Sheridan was a beanpole (6’3”, 175 lbs) and played nine seasons for the Royals, Tigers and Giants as an OF with the rare “bats left, throws right” combo. He was a career .253 hitter, hit 51 HR, drove in 257 runs, and posted a 5.5 bWAR in those nine seasons. He looks like he could just as easily be a part of an Amber Alert as he could fit on the pre-Sogard evolution chart. He could also be Paul Sporer’s dad.
Direct download: PRODcast_107_-_Dirty_Slidin_into_Your_DMs_Like_Whoa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm PDT
Tue, 14 April 2015
Good job guys, good effort.
1. The Open
3. The Emails
5. The Baseball Things!
6. YE OLDE OLDE SCHOOLE PLAYER of the WEEKE: ROSS GRIMSLEY
80-grade merm, 60 DADHAT, 60 mustache, dead grey eyes, and he looks like he should be in Jethro Tull.
Nicknamed “Scuz” or “Crazy Eyes”, Grimsley played 11 seasons with the Reds, Orioles, Expos and Indians as a LHP (mostly a starter). He was an All-Star in ‘78. Won 124 games, had a 3.81 career ERA, and a 1.306 WHIP. Comps are Tom Browning, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Bud Black and Frank Viola.
He’s been a minor league pitching coach for the Giants for several years and is currently the pitching coach for the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Mon, 30 March 2015
One hour, in and out like a goddamn surgical strike. BAM.
(0:00-5:40) The Open, with Musical Guest John Fogerty
(7:00-26:40) Electronic Mail from Weirdos
(27:35-49:20) 2015 MLB Previews and Predictions
(50:05-57:40) The Old School Player of the Week:
*only has five toes (per foot)
60-grade DADHAT, 60-grade ‘do, 20-grade facial hair, eyes that are either wonky as hell or kinda dreamy (depending on the pic you’re looking at), and MAJOR props for rocking the windbreaker underneath the jersey … because “outerwear” is merely a suggestion. I’d like to think that dudes who have total disregard for layering frequently wear their underwear on the outside of their pants.
Twelve-year career with the Brewers, Cardinals, Padres, Phillies and Pirates.
Career numbers: .271, 124 OPS+, averaged 2.3 WAR a year, won a GG in 1979 and finished 15th in the NL MVP voting, from 1976-1979 he was a 4-win player in his age 22-25 seasons, had a bizarre year in 1977 in which he hit 21 bombs but only drove in 49 runs.
Direct download: PRODcast_105_-_Professional_Gnostication_-_Our_2015_MLB_Preview_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT
Mon, 23 March 2015
PRODcast 104 has no guest and lots of swearing. We hope that's OK with you!
(0:00- 4:07) Hello!
(4:44-8:10) Musical Guest: VIET CONG.
(8:10-11:30) Hot Take of the Week / Fuck That Guy of the Week: The human pile of garbage who called 13-year-old girl and national hero Mon'e Davis a "slut." (“Fuck That Guy” is respectfully borrowed from the now-deceased Short Corner Podcast w/ Paul Shirley & former guest Justin Halpern)
(11:30-30:50) Electronic Mails
(31:22-1:00:01) Baseball things!
(1:00:45-1:09:19) This week's Old School Player of the Week is:
70-grade DADHAT, 70-grade DADGLASSES (not pictured) 60-grade DADLAP (in most photos, due in large part to the sansabelt era), 80-grade lettuce. And a very fun name to say.
Lennsakata spent eleven years in the bigs with the Brewers, Yankees, Orioles and A’s. He was the quintessential late-70s/early-80s replacement-level utility player – 2B, SS, 3B, OF, DH. Averaged 0.3 WAR and hit .230 over his career. Did lots of things. None of them particularly well. When he was with the Yankees, he hit the first ball Riley ever “caught at a game” during BP.
Direct download: PRODcast_104_-_More_Like_DatDudeOBP_Amirite.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:11pm PDT
Mon, 9 March 2015
Quick and dirty episode for you this week. Here it go:
- The open (0:00-2:12)
- EMAILS (5:35-20:10)
- A belated HOT TAKE (20:10-24:10)
- Baseball stuff! (24:50-43:55)
- Musical advice: Band names that evoke their music? Bonus baseball question: Acceptable jersey/shirsey wearing? (44:35-55:20)
- Old school player of the week: LEE MOTHERFUCKIN’ TUNNELL (55:20-1:03:20)
80 DADHAT, 80 DADGLASSES, 55 BEARD, 30 CHIN, 70 DORKBUILD
Quite possibly the beta version of Eric Sogard
Pitched six years in the bigs with the Pirates, Cards & Twins as a starter and reliever. 22-28, 4.23 ERA, 1.477 WHIP. He was also busted for soliciting an internet prostitute, and being an outspoken advocate for Christianity. WHOOPS.
Comps are nobody you’ve ever heard of, but some plus-plus-names including …
Yank Terry (977)
Dutch Levsen (973)
Doyle Lade (973)
Bert Husting (971)
Al Santorini (971)
Direct download: PRODcast_103_-_Tommy_John_Gone_Done_Did_It_Again.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm PDT
Mon, 23 February 2015
(0:00-3:30) The open
(9:20-14:47) The Pipin'-Hot Take of the Week: Mat Latos, Kind of a Dick.
(15:30-35:45) We Read from the Electronic Mail Sac
(36:20-56:10) The Baseball Blather
(56:10-1:01:11) The Old School Player of the Week: WARREN BRUSSTAR
Gaze upon his holy visage.
Brusstar played nine seasons with the Phillies, White Sox and Cubs as a reliever. 28-16, w/ a 3.51 ERA, 14 saves, 1.360 WHIP. He was drafted four (!) times, has an incredible merm, a 70-grade scowl, 70-grade DADHAT, and a serious plustache.
Mon, 9 February 2015
Welllllll... this one is a littl rough around the edges, like a feral cat or a fringe-y prospect. But hang with it and we're sure you'll see the upside. Behold, it's PRODcast 101: The Other One with Woj!
0:00-2:50 -- The open
7:10-13:45 -- The pipin' hot take: Leave college baseball's balls alone.
14:20-24:00 -- Your emails
24:00-54:25 -- Jason Wojciehowski, co-editor of the Baseball Prospectus Annual, A’s ESPN Sweet Spot Blogger, co-host of the Back Of The Bullpen podcast, Lawyer, owner of several ties.
55:00-1:13:38 Baseball blather!
1:14:10-1:17:10 -- Not Jose Mota's Skymall Item of the Week: An exclsuive of the Productive Outs PRODcast. This week: The Giant Male Silverback Gorilla Statue
1:17:10-1:20:30 -- The Old-School Player of the Week: Nino Espinosa
80 DADHAT, 80 AFRO, 70 STACHE, ZERO FUCKS GIVEN
RHP - 8 years in the bigs with the Mets, Phillies and Blue Jays from 1974 to 1981. Career record of 44-55, ERA of 4.17, WHIP of 1.362. Comps: Bob Milacki and John Lannan.
THANKS FER LISSNIN'!
Mon, 26 January 2015
The long-awaited, moderately outated, almost certainly hated PRODcast 100 for your earholes!
We're shooting for a shorter, tighter show in 2015 and this here's the maiden voyage. It goes like this:
(0:00-3:50) The intro!
(7:50-13:30) The Pipin' Hot Take: Rob Manfred's proposal to outlaw the shift.
(13:10-32:05) Your emails.
(32:45-57:03) The baseball blather:
(57:40-1:03:00) Ask a Musician: Should a band attempt to continue once it's lost a founding member/frontperson?
(1:03:00-1:08:40) We are joined by a Very Special Guest!
(1:08:40-1:13:03) Wherein we profess our love for Rowland Office and bid you a fond farewell.
Please subscribe on iTunes and stitcher, and rate and review us! Thanks for your kind indulgence.
Direct download: PRODcast_100_-_We_Didnt_Get_Hired_by_Major_League_Teams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm PDT
Mon, 10 November 2014
99! That's one less than 100. So ot long until we both get hired by major league clubs. This is gonna be great!
But first, here's Manny's finest hour:
And the box score for same -- no error assessed on the play!
Today's show goes like this:
- Open (0:00-6:35)
- Emails (7:30-25:50)
- Musical guest: Run the Jewels. Buy Run the Jewels 2 here. (26:33-29:50)
- The baseball stuff: (29:50-55:20)
- Musical advice (56:15-1:05:20)
- Ideating on PRODcast 100, and we solicit your input (1:05:20-1:07:10)
Mon, 20 October 2014
OMG it's the Whirled Serious Preview Edition! Yahoo Seriou starts tomorrow, or maybe it's already over! We have no way of knowing when you're reading this!
- Open (0:00-6:20)
- Emails (7:00-21:35)
- Based ball topics! 51:53-1:17:00)
- Only two more episodes to 100. Which of us will get hired by an MLB club first?
Tue, 14 October 2014
- Open (0:00-6:50)
- Emails (7:35-20:45)
- The baseball talk (24:15-55:35)
- Musical advice: What does a tech actually do? (with bonus boner talk!) (56:20-1:12:45)
Wed, 8 October 2014
It's Championshp Series time! Can you feel the excitement? NO?? Well, hopefully this podcast will help.
Or take one of the many boner pills advertiesd during the games. Maybe you've got low T.
But now, on with the show!
- Open (0:00-7:45)
- Emails (8:25-26:30)
- The baseball talks: (51:14-1:17:26)
- And we out. 1:18:00-1:22:06)
Direct download: PRODcast_96_-_Mac_Suzuki_Was_a_Baseball_Player.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm PDT
Tue, 30 September 2014
Short and sweet this week, kids. Short and sweet.
- Open: Takahito Nomura and Glidden paint: both are awful (0:00-5:58)
- Emails: one of the best email segments we've ever had, maybe. (6:42-19:20)
- The baseball things: (22:06-39:23)
- Musical advice question: Riley and Ian begrudgingly recount their time in bands in the '90s and 2000s (40:48-51:31)
- See you next week!
Tue, 16 September 2014
We're 94 episodes into this thing, and we thought we shold finally make an effort. Tune in and see if you can tell!
- Open (0:00-8:40)
- Emails 9:18-36:02)
- Human guest: Andy McCullough, Royals beat writer for the Kansas City Star. (40:00-
- The baseball things!
- Puig Destroyer news! Check out our sweet shirts! (
Direct download: PRODcast209420-20Strikes20Are20Horrible20and20We20Should20Not20Have20Them.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm PDT
Tue, 9 September 2014
103 wins and no postesedason berth. That hardly seems fair.
- Open (0:00-7:15)
- Emails (7:47-27:20)
- Baseball things:
- Musical advice: Where does the "palying it live" consideration come in the writing process?
- Au revoir
Direct download: PRODcast_93_-_When_Being_Good_Wasnt_Good_Enough.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:29pm PDT
Wed, 3 September 2014
GAZE AT ITS LUSTROUS GLORY
Here's the show:
- Open (0:00-7:05)
- Emails (7:45-24:45)
- The baseball things! (53:38-1:19:26)
- Puig Destroyer news and a quick wrap-up. (1:20:11-1:23:43)
Thanks for listenin'!
Direct download: PRODcast_92_-_Dennis_Eckersleys_Feathered_Hair_Helmet.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT
Wed, 27 August 2014
There he is, our Lord and Savior: Minor League Guy! Everything we do -- including this episode -- we do in his name.
Here's what we've got:
- The open (0:00-3:15)
- Your crazy emails (3:55-25:30)
- The baseball talk! (29:30-51:52)
- Musical advice x 2: (52:45-1:05:10)
- The week(s) in review: Puig Destroyer stuff and Ian's vacation rundown. We won't be hurt if you skip this part. (1:05:10-1:13:20)
THANKS FOR LISTENING!
Tue, 5 August 2014
Quick show before both of us take off for vacation and/or work. Please consume and enjoy!
- Open: Managing expectations (0:00-4:04)
- Emails: Short, sweet, and very good. (You guys, not us.) (4:51-20:33)
- Baseball talk: (27:10-49:26)
- Music and baseball question: "having a" vs. "playing" catch and what goes into sequencing an album? (50:15-1:02:25)
- Puig Destroyer non-updates and TTFN! (1:02:25-1:09:40)
Direct download: PRODcast_90_-_Theres_a_Base_at_the_End_of_This.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT
Tue, 29 July 2014
Yes, we've run out of player numbers to reference. But we've made up for it with a really solid podcast. Read on...
- The open (0:00-7:15)
- Your emails (8:08-30:13)
- The musical-baseball human guest: Doug Miller of MLB.com (35:35-1:03:55)
- Baseball talk! (1:04:40-1:31:25)
- Bye! (1:31:25-1:32:41)
Tue, 22 July 2014
Ice is back with a brand-new invention: PRODcast 88!
- Open (0:00-3:30)
- Emails (4:05-28:50)
- Baseball things (34:10-1:04:10)
- Musical advice but not really: Gilead Fest/tour recap, and Bob Uecker: An Appreciation (1:04:50-1:17:30)
Direct download: PRODcast_88_-_Hello_We_Ordered_A_Frank_Thomas_and_Got_A_Kyle_Blanks_Instead.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:46pm PDT
Tue, 8 July 2014
Dan Otero was literally just claimed off waivers and then released. Oh, look -- it happened again! Whoops, the A's just claimed and released him. Look it up. It's true!
Here is our show for the week of 7/7/2014. We hope you enjoy it!
- Open. If we all wish real hard, Dan Otero will become a real boy! (0:00-5:37)
- Emails. Crazy people, the lot of you. (6:20-25:38)
- Combination musical and baseballish guest: Josh Kantor (26:22-46:26)
- Baseball things (46:48-1:16:12)
- What's next: a brief KWC tour and a fond farewell (for now) (1:16:12-1:20:00)
EPISODE ERRATA, Ruben Rivera edition
Direct download: PRODcast_87_-_Dan_Otero_Was_Just_Claimed_Off_Waivers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:56pm PDT
Tue, 1 July 2014
Hello! A short, sweet, guest-free episode for you this week, with baseball, musical advice, and #TRASHDICK for everyone!
- Open (0:00-3:20)
- Emails (4:00-23:50)
- Musical guest: CONVERGE (24:35-32:25)
- Baseball talk: (32:25-58:25)
- Musical advice: What do you think about, and how do you approach/interpret your recorded performances? (59:10-1:08:08)
- Puig Destroyer update and KWC tour (1:08:08-1:11:00)
Direct download: PRODcast_86_-_Not_a_single_baseball_player_has_ever_worn_this_number.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT
Tue, 24 June 2014
PRODcast 85 is dedicated to our two patron saints, Lastings Milledge and Tony La Russa. May they both bless you and keep you and may their lights shine upon you forever.
Here's how 85 breaks down:
- Open (0:00-8:00)
- Your wacky emailz (8:45-30:45)
- Human guest: Melissa Lockard of OaklandClubhouse.com (34:00-55:00)
- The baseball things (55:50-1:18:55)
- Puig Destroyer updates (1:21:30-1:26:15)
- Goodbye and thank you for listening!
Direct download: PRODcast_85_-_In_retrospect_Lastings_Milledge_might_have_had_some_makeup_issues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT
Tue, 17 June 2014
Short and sweet this week, kids. Bing bang boom. Still no shortage of great #content, with our unique based ball inight accompanied by the mellifluous strains of ILLUSTRATIONS.
- The open: memories of a young, portly Prince, enveloped in Zubazity. (0:00-4:05)
- The emails. Y'all crazy. (4:40-22:55)
- The baseball things: (26:26-50:20)
- Musical advice: what the hell is Ian's problem with Guided by Voices, and the fine line of fidelity (51:00-1:00:00)
- Puig Destroyer updates and TTFN (1:00:00-1:03:02)
Tue, 10 June 2014
Super excited for this one, which is basically just Riley and Ian talking for almost 2 hours about how great Eric Gagne was.
Nah, just kidding, the was a giant tool! But we do have other great stuff for you, including:
- The open (0:00-5:23)
- The emails (5:51-29:31)
- The musical guest: FUCKED UP. (30:10-33:45)
- The human guest: Justin Halpern (33:45-1:04:13)
- The baseball stuff: (1:04:47-1:38:52)
- The li'l KWC tour report (1:39:30-1:47:36)
See you next week!
Direct download: PRODcast_83_-_What_was_Eric_Gagnes_deal_anyway.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT
Tue, 27 May 2014
John. Paul. Lazor. You can only DREAM of having a name that awesome!
Today's show is dedicated to his illustrious name and lackluster career. It goes like this.
- The open, wherein we talk about stuff (0:00-4:00)
- The emails, wherein we read yours (4:45-34:35)
- Baseball things! (38:10-1:07:30)
- Musical advice: Starting a baseball-themed band. Hmm, I think we might have some advice for you! (1:08:05-1:17:35)
- Up next/goodbye. (1:17:35-1:23:36) Thanks for listening!
Direct download: PRODcast_82_-_Johnny_Lazor_-_Superhero_Pornstar_or_Crappy_Baseballer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm PDT
Tue, 20 May 2014
We've got an absolutely action-packed show for you. Guardadon't touch that dial!
- The open (0:00-4:03)
- The emails (4:40-25:17)
- The musical guest: Toronoto's own SMARTBOYS (26:00-30:55)
- The human guest: the triumphant return of Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus! (30:55-55:50)
- The baseball stuff: (56:30-1:15:22)
- What's next/farewell (1:16:00-1:20:00)
Thaks for listening! We appreciate it, desperately.
Direct download: PRODcast_81_-_Eddie_Guardado__Guardadoer_of_Leads.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT
Tue, 13 May 2014
Hi, everyone! This is our 80th show. Thanks for all yuor support over the years. If you can, please rate and review us on iTunes. That would be super-sweet.
Here's how PRODcast 80 breaks down:
- Open (0:00-4:00)
- Emails (4:44-29:30)
- Teh baseball tihngs: (35:55-54:11)
- Musical advice: How do you get musicans to notice you?? (54:47-1:03:00)
- Wrap it up, B. (1:03:00-1:05:06)
Direct download: PRODcast_80_-_That_Is_Definitely_Not_Our_Scouting_Grade.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT
Tue, 6 May 2014
How lucky are we that one of the few 79s to ever play the game is absolutely destroying Major League Baseball right now? Answer: very.
Jose Abreu, you guys. He's reeeeeeallllllll good.
And here is the show that bears his number and name!
- The open. We welcome you to the show and wax poetical on Abreu briefly. (0:00-5:00)
- The emails. You people all need psychiatric help. (5:44-29:11)
- The human guest: Matt Sussman of Baseball Prospectus, SB Nation, and elsewhere. I still don't know what curling is. (34:00-52:45)
- Baseball things! (53:24-1:15:25)
- The outro. Bye, y'all! (1:15:25-1:23:08)
Tue, 29 April 2014
… and the bartender says, “Here’s your DFA. See ya.”
(It's funny because it's true.)
Some items of business:
- We ask that you please rate and review the show on iTunes, whether or not you listen to it via iTunes. Please.
Now, on to the show!
- First comes the open, where we babble. (0:00-5:01)
- Then come the emails, where you babble. (5:39-30:26)
- After that are the baseball things! (36:13-1:10:36)
- The musical advice happens here, but it's less an advice request and more of, y'know, just a question. What are the first and last albums listed alphabetically in your iTunes? (1:11:21-1:25:33)
- And then the farewell. Bye!
Direct download: PRODcast_78_Blaine_Boyer__Guillermo_Rodriguez_and_Justin_Thomas_Walk_Into_A_Bar.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:09am PDT
Tue, 22 April 2014
Good stuff this week (as opposed to what we normally offer you). Let's get right to it.
- Open (0:00-4:40)
- Emails (5:25-28:35)
- Human guest: Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Info and ESPNNY.com (34:43-49:12)
- Baseball talk (49:50-1:21:55)
- Riley is going to run a half-marathon, like a moron. Please consider supporting him! (1:22:43-1:28:52)
Tue, 15 April 2014
We made a thing and put it inside a cat and shot it out onto the internet!
Also, this (via The Big Lead):
But the show!
- Open (0:00-3:37)
-Baseball stuff: (48:40-1:14:55)
- Musical advice question: The necessary evil of band names (1:15:30-
- KWC show debrief and other stuff (1:23:30-1:29:00)
Direct download: PRODcast_76_-_Mike_Koploves_Olympic_Bronze_Medal_Is_Probably_for_Sale.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT
Tue, 8 April 2014
We're back to a weekly schedule because baseball is back! The Lord giveth and then she taketh away, or something.
In other, less painful (we hope) audio news, here is a prawncats!
- The open (0:00-7:35)
- The emails. Weird, as usual. (8:15-29:45)
- The music: feat. Get Pure, the new album from MOUNT CARMEL. (30:30-32:30)
- The baseball talk (32:30-1:02:20)
- The musical advice: the vagaries of record-label contracts, sales, reissues, and the like. (1:03:05-1:13:40)
- The self-promotion (1:13:40-1:17:55)
- The farewell
Tue, 1 April 2014
Yeah, this podcast is dedicated to all the teachers that told us we'd never get past episode fitty. It's all good, baby baby.
- It was all a dream: Not Jose Mota welcomes back the baseall season (0:00-7:12)
- We used to read your crazy-ass emails (7:45-28:45)
- Salt and Pepa and Animals as Leaders up in the limousine (29:2-34:15)
- Every Wednesday night, Evan Funk Davies, not Marley Marl (34:15-53:55)
- Baseball talk til my tape popped (54:42-1:20:11)
And if you don't know, now you know...
Thu, 20 March 2014
We're back after yet another li'l break. Sometimes life just happens, y'know?
- The open feat. Dick Talk (0:00-6:40)
- Canada-free emails (7:15-30:00)
- Musical guest: DEAD RIDER (30:45-34:35)
- Baseball talk! (34:35-1:02:20)
- Musical advice (1:03:05-1:26:05)
- See you next time! Thank you!
Direct download: PRODcast_73_-_Ricardo_Rincon_AKA_Dick_Corner_and_the_Death_of_the_UCL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT
Mon, 3 March 2014
In honor of Carlton Fisk, we bring you what may be our shortest episode ever! We hope you enjoy it.
Also, we love Hunter Harvey now.
- The open (:27-5:00)
- The emails. (5:40-39:38) Wanna email us?? firstname.lastname@example.org!
- The musical guest: BEARCUBBIN' (41:00-44:48)
- The baseball talk (44:48-1:02:40)
- Spring training, Puig Destroyer, book proposals, and fares well (1:03:10-1:14:00)
Direct download: PRODcast_72_-_Carlton_Fisk_Captain_of_the_Fun_Police.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT
Thu, 20 February 2014
YOU GUYS. IT'S ALMOST BASEBALL. So we made a show for you. Here's how it went.
-Open (0:00- 3:45)
-Emails from Canadians (4:15-23:25)
-Musical Guest: VULGAR TRADE (24:15-25:50)
-Human Guest: Will Sharp, pro scout with the Houston Astros (25:50-1:09:00)
-Baseball Things! (1:09:55)
-Musical Advice: How does someone who's never played an instrument start in adulthood? (1:25:30-1:30:20)
-What’s Next? BP annual, Puig Destroyer write about baseball for Decibel, spring training trips... (1:30:20-1:37:20)
Direct download: PRODcast_71_-_Gonzalez_German_Germens_Germane_Germing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT
Wed, 5 February 2014
Clever intro goes here.
- Open (0:30-3:30)
- Emails (4:00-28:00)
- Musical guest: DAUGHTERS (28:30-33:00)
- Human guest: Sarah Colonna (33:00-1:03:00)
- Baseball talk! (1:03:25-1:19:10)
- Musical advice: re. artists you follow and trailblazers who don't get the credit they deserve (1:20:00-1:33:30)
- What's coming up: BP Annual and Puig Destroyer (1:33:30-1:37:00)
- If you made it this far, thanks!
Direct download: PRODcast_70_-_George_Kontos_has_the_worst_birthdays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT
Sun, 19 January 2014
Sixty-nine, get it? Heh heh.
This is our Dekalb, IL-themed show. We've got music from WEEKEND NACHOS and an interview with the late, great Kevin Goldstein. We cordially invite you to listen.
- Musical guest: WEEKEND NACHOS
- Spectral humanoid interview: Houston Astros' Director, Pro Scouting Kevin Goldstein
- Baseball stuff!
- Musical advice! Great questions, questionable answers
Wed, 8 January 2014
Hey, happy new year! There's still no baseball though, so we have another lackluster show for you. Just kidding, all of our shows are lackluster!
But here's how it went.
- The open
- The emails
- The music: CAPSULE
- Those crazy Cespedes Family Barbecue kids!
- The baseball talk: really just us yelling about the Halll of Fame, you can probably skip this part
- The farewell
Thanks for your continued support during the horrible long winter that is no baseball.
Wed, 18 December 2013
GREETZ, PEEPZ. We have a fantastical episode for you. Whether you like music and baseball, or baseball and music, there's something for every one! Here's how it breaks down:
- The open, where we open
- The emails, where crazy people write to us and we read what they wrote
- ... which is relevant because Keith Law is our guest this week. He talks baseball and music and past, present, and future with us.
- Then there's the baseball talk:
- Music Talk: Instead of advice, this episode we disgust our top 10 records of the year. There's some convergence and some of whatever the other thing would be.
- Then there are the sad goodbyes until next calendar year! Thank you for everything.
Direct download: PRODcast_67_-_Mike_Zagurski_Is_a_Professional_Athlete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm PDT
Tue, 10 December 2013
The lord giveth, and then she taketh away. We had hoped PRODcast 66 would be a joyous occasion during which we would celebrate the achievements of Yasiel Puig and also his recent 23rd birthday. But it turns out today is a day that will live in infamy, as our favorite baseballing player, Mike Trumbo, was traded from the Angles to the Diamondbags. It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this progrum.
Without further ado, though:
-Emails from Canadian lunatics
-Musical guest: PUIG DESTROYER
-Disembodied human vocal guest: Marc of USS Mariner
-Hot Stove Stuff:
-What's next: Riley's impending relocation to the Phoenix area, Ian working on BP Annual et c.
Direct download: PRODcast_66_-_Yasiel_Puig_Destroyer_of_Baseballs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm PDT
Tue, 26 November 2013
We're back, even though baseball is not! Here's a show.
- Emails from not-Canada
- Musical guest: MUTOID MAN
- Baseball stuff: Hot's Tove discussion
- Musical advice: How do I 2-piece rock band?
- What's next: Puig Destroyer et c.
As always, thanks for writing, listening, following, etc.
Direct download: PRODcast_65_-_Phil_Hughes_Replacement_Level_Blues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm PDT
Tue, 5 November 2013
Pretty chill show. Just two guys who love baseball -- and each other -- talking about baseball. And each other.
-You're (you are) emails
- The musical guest: BEASTMILK
- Baseball chatta
- Teh outro -- ttfn!
Tue, 22 October 2013
Hey, we're back! Did you miss us?
It's the based ball played offs and what not! The Whirled Series, even. Without further ado:
- The open, where we describe what will happen
- The emails, where we read what insane people send us
- The musical guest: MEEK IS MURDER
- The baseball guest: Matthew Kory
- Musical advice, wherein we offer musical advice
- Goodbye, where we say goodbye
Direct download: PRODcast_63_-_Kevin_Gregg_Rafael_Betancourt_or_Justin_Mastersons_Whooziwhatzit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT
Wed, 2 October 2013
Went guest-free because there was entirely TOO MUCH STUFF to discuss. Hope you enjoy!
- Musical guest: POWER TRIP
The Hunter Pence contract
- Pettite’s Farewell
- The AL Wild Card Play-In
- Jolly Roger: raised!
- Playoff Predictions (because they’re dumb and always wrong)
- What’s next for our Giants and Angels?
- Skip in center!
- Musical advice: When the music hurts :'(
- Farewells and weddings and such
Direct download: PRODcast_62_-_Scot_Shields_Would_Like_To_Buy_A_T.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT
Mon, 23 September 2013
We are SUPER-STOKED about this episode. You'll see why in a minute.
1. THE OPEN. The thing at the beginning.
2. THE EMAILS. Where we read the rantings of lunatics to you.
3. THE MUSICAL AND THE HUMAN GUEST ARE ONE: Ben Sharp of CLOUDKICKER. (This is why we're stoked.)
4. THE BASEBALL PART
5. THE GOODBYE.
Direct download: PRODcast_61_-_Roger_Maris_Record_That_Should_Probably_Still_Be_A_Record.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT
Tue, 17 September 2013
It would appear that only six MLB players have ever worn #60 on purpose, and they are: Scott Schoenweis (12 years), Dave Heaverlo (7 years), Manny Corpas (7 years), Rauch (5 years), Todd Coffey (5 years) Rocky Biddle (5 years) … a few at 4 and 3, but probably on accident.
Dick Allen (who wore the number in 1977 as a member of the A’s) is the career bWAR leader amongst #60s, with 58.74. Former Giant Matt Williams wore #60 in 1987. No baseball player will ever hit 60 home runs again*.
IN OTHER NEWS.... we make podcast for you, yes?
Musical guest: JULIE RUIN
Interview personage: Matthew Leach of MLB.com
Kinda bummed there aren’t more close playoff races.
AL Wild Card is shaping up to be a mess.
Are the Nationals trying to be important? We already gave up.
GODDAMNIT Nick Punto. http://bit.ly/16eKHUI
MiLB Playoffs: Do they matter? Are they indicative of system strength? (Astros, Angels)
A few thoughts on last night’s Angels beatdown
Wladimir Balentien breaking the NPB HR record?
Musical advice: How do you deal with the inevitable "musical differences"?
Direct download: PRODcast_60_-_Jon_Rauchs_Seriously_Subpar_Shattoos_and_Burgeoning_Bonanza_of_Back_Hair.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT
Tue, 10 September 2013
Hershiser was amazing.
That said, here is a podcast for your brain. Apply liberally, as needed for existential pain.
Direct download: PRODcast_59_-_Orel_Hershisers_Scoreless_Innings_Streak.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm PDT
Wed, 4 September 2013
I know we say this a lot, but this is a great show! It goes like this.
- Emails from Canadians
- Musical guest: RED HARE
- An intimate interview with Babe Handegg
- Baseball things: Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Pirates, and how do you choose for whom to root once your "real" rooting interest is gone?
- Musical advice: sup wit this this Canadian foreign worker bullshit?
- Riley's getting married and Ian's writing about baseball
- Aloha, Mr. Hand
Direct download: PRODcast_58_-_Bill_Hayes_Bill_Haze_Bill_Heys_Bill_Hazed_Bill_Hays_Billed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm PDT
Tue, 27 August 2013
GREETINGS, CONSUMER. We have an adequate episode for you today. It consists of:
Thank you for your indulgence, and for putting up with our technical difficulties! We love you deeply.
Tue, 20 August 2013
A short, sharp show for you this week.
Tue, 13 August 2013
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Welcome to anoter episode of the finest baseball podcast currently offered by Productive Outs! We're happy you found us. In this episode:
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As always, thank you for listening!
Direct download: PRODcast_55_-_Skip_Schumakers_Gritty_Gutty_Grission_Putty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT
Tue, 6 August 2013
HEY! False start last week, but we're back. Here's the deal.
Direct download: PRODcast_54_-_Sergio_Romos_Seriously_Ridiculous_Slider.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm PDT
Tue, 23 July 2013
WE'RE BACK! Did you miss us? We missed you. TERRIBLY.
We got you something. It's a show. Here it is.
Thanks for listening, y'all. See you on the Information Superhighway!
Direct download: PRODcast_53_-_Don_Drysdales_Something_or_Other.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm PDT
Tue, 25 June 2013
Last PROD for a while, while Riley goes a-gallavantin'. Here's what we've got!
Direct download: PRODcast_52_-_Yoenis_Cespedes_Comprehensively_Chronicled_Core_Strenff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm PDT
Thu, 20 June 2013
Area 51. Scary stuff. Don't go there.
What's that? Oh, it's episode 51? Well, that doesn't sound scary at all.
Tue, 11 June 2013
Fifty things! That is quite a lot of things.
The 50th thing includes: